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, for the month of november. it was a bit of a surprise. the u.s. added 146,000 jobs last month. this drops the unemployment rate to 7.7%. if this is the lowest since december 2008. we will see how this news impacts the market is when they open and about 50 minutes, but some positive news on the jobs front. >> a month after his reelection. president obama has his highest approval rating in more than a year. an associated press poll finds that the president's rating stands at 57% to highest since may of last year. when a seals killed al qaeda leader osama bin laden. the poll also finds more americans think the nation isdirection. 42 percent say that the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely mr. obama will improve the economy. >> the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to meet behind closed doors began today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes the challenge to california's controversial proposition 8. if the court refuses to review the prop. 8 case same-sex marriage would be legal in california and same-sex couples could marry
opposition group. the u.s. is expected to recognize the new opposition council as the only legitimate representative of the syrian people at an international conference in morocco. britain and france, they've already extended full recognition to that coalition. >>> well, secretary of state, hillary clinton, was supposed to represent the u.s. tomorrow at the friends of syria meeting in mow co but she has a -- morocco but she has a stomach flu. >>> congress is scheduled to break for the holidays this friday. as alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, both parties have their sticking points. alison? >> reporter: tori, the pressure is on. members of congress are back this morning after a long weekend. and in just about 15 minutes, democrats will be speaking out about the fiscal cliff saying medicaid should not be subject to cuts. in the past 48 hours since president obama and john boehner met face to face, no details on the discussions have -- have been released. the president said he's willing to compromise but maintains his stance on tax increases for the wealthy. >> we
the congressional committee on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> retired general norman schwarzlopf has died. >> he gained national attention in 1991 when he led the operation desert storm which liberated kuwait after the iraqi invasion. >> his sister says he died of complications of ammonia. >> he known as storning norman retired to tam up after serving as commander- in-chief of the u.s. central command of the year he was 79 years old. >> police in new york are searching for one as a post a man to his death on a subway platform. >> witnesses said on was talking to ourselves and pacing on the seventh train platform in queens. >> this is to push the man on to the tracks and as the train pulled into the station and then she ran away. >> plolice say the man was struck by the first card pinned down by the second period >> cannot identify the victim and are canvassing the neighborhood to find video of the want. >> we have a live look outside at the san mateo branch we will be back with more on whether >> 7:29 a.m. as the time now. here is a look from our roof cam ranh san fra
outages. 44 u.s. el sabroe and richmond has 11 outages affecting 1500 customers. the napa river is in danger of over flowing its banks. there is a flood warning posted right now. the river expected to reach flood stage this afternoon. abc7 news reporter cara clapper has been in napa throwout the morning. throughout the morning. cara, you have the latest. >> good morning, carolyn, i do. the flood warning remains in affect for the napa river in nap ma and saint huh h -- saint helena. it is surging, swelling. it was not this high a few hours ago. you can see the storm debris flowing through the river, and this rain is continuing. relentless day luge hitting us in downtown napa this, month. because the soil is already so saturated the rain is expected to pus the -- to push the napa river to the flood stage. the flood level is 25.1 feet in napa, but they are projecting the water could go as high as 27 feet between 1:00 this afternoon and 6:00 this evening. as we all know, downtown napa saw the river overwhelm and over flow in 2005. thousands of acres flooded. residents were evacuated
millions in funding to move forward. bloomberg is reporting one of the largest u.s. home builders has lined up 1.7 billion dollar loan from china development bank. plans call for 10,500 homes at hunter's point and 8,000 residences on treasure island. it would create two new neighborhoods in a city short on housing. >>> new school district one of 16 to be awarded federal grand. the district came in second in the nation it will receive more than 29 million dollars over the next four years. new haven won because of focus on quality personal instruction. sizes, by high-tech tools and hire inclass coaches to personal light learning. i was one of 372 district -- it was one of -- 372 districts to apply. >>> rain jackets, tights, heavier coats, chilly, the system doesn't have a lot of moisture, breezy, foggy in spots and a little light rain. we have it all, in fact, as we look outside right now, you notice the lights, live doppler, here's the light rainfall around the bay area most just dotting the landscape nothing heavy we haven't seen the cold air move in yet east bay around berkeley into san fr
crews plan on using itch >> reporter: the u.s. caught is going to be -- using a sonar video camera this morning to search the strait where they think they will find the man. 77-year-old philip mattingly of fair oaks disappeared saturday night. he been working on a world war ii vessel from a tugboat that was docked at vallejo's mare island. police say his personal items were still on the boat and his truck is still in the parking lot. >> we don't suspect foul play. due to the fact that we did findob: mr. mattingly's vehicle, his boat and personal affects left unsecured we are fearing the would have at this point. >> reporter: -- the worst at this point. >> reporter: they are concerned his age and health may have played a role in his disappearance. divers tried to search sunday the current was too strong. they are hoping for better luck today. family and friends say, they would just like to know what happened. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> 6:03. in san francisco police on the hunt for the person who shot a man on a mission district street. officers responded to reports of multiple s
for same- sex marriage could happen in just a few hours when the u.s. supreme court will announce more cases it plans to take up. the high court did not include same-sex marriage in its list released friday afternoon. that left supporters of california's proposition 8 and opponents of the federal "defense of marriage act" hoping for action on those issues today. >>> a former bay area boy scout will be honored in sacramento this afternoon. 18-year-old ryan andresen was forced to leave his moraga troop because he is gay. he will be recognized for his bravery today by state assembly speaker john perez. >>> republicans and democrats are in a stalemate in negotiations to avoid that "fiscal cliff." as susan mcginnis reports, key players took to the sunday talk shows to make their case. >> reporter: the white house is already decorated for the holidays, but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase leaving
production presence in the u.s.. the news comes a day after apple posted is were stock drop in four years of racing 35 million and market application. >> lawyers for the world's top two smart filmmakers a return to court today in san jose. samsung is seeking to overturn a 1 billion jury verdict that the korean textile giant rip-off at was designed for its iphone at ipad. apple inter is looking to add five under a million more to the award while barring sales of some two dozen older samsung products from sale in the nine states. >> continue to watch bay area traffic of this thursday morning. the hot spots for now traffic is light on the james lick. [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for challenge butter. and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, "yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday." safeway. ingredients for life. drivers along t
to treatment. >>> an elite navy seal killed in a rescue operation in afghanistan this weekend is back in the u.s. 28-year-old nicolas cheque -- the body of nicolas cheque will be returned to his family. cheque was shot as he and his seal team rescued an american doctor held captive by the taliban. high school friends say cheque always wanted to be in the military. >> that was his plan. it wasn't college, it wasn't engineering. i'm interested in being in the military and living that lifestyle serving my country. >> 7 taliban members were killed in the rescue. cheque a 10-year veteran was part of the elite u.s. special forces team that killed osama bin laden. >>> a smoke smell forcing a las vegas-bound flight to make an emergency landing in sacramento. an airport spokesman said the alaskan airlines flight out of seattle landed just before 5:00 last night. on the ground, fire trucks and ambulances surrounded the plane. >> crew was being very calm and i was watching their eyes and their movements and i thought, they don't seem too stressed so i'm going to just stay calm until i see them looking stre
in the u.s., with average download speeds of 2.5 mb per second. but the bad news google fiber is only available in just one place right now which is kansas city, kansas. for the rest of us, and netflix says bryozoan effort by all as ranks no. 2, at nearly 2.2 mb per second. while comcast, said at a close third. >> doubles e-mail service has gotten a makeover. the new revamps in box is more user-friendly and caters to people check their e-mail smart phones and tablet computers. is the company's attempt to regain some of the ground lost a google. y'alls new ceo marissa mayer this tried to give people more reasons to use the company's on-line services and stick or around longer. >> >> new this morning there is something perfect for those who like to shop online and also impatient about getting the items. starting to that the financially struggling postal service is launching their same day delivery that could have those items delivered as soon as two hours after you buy them. >> we will go to will tran where he is waiting at the post office to explain this pilot program. >> after you sub
request by apple to ban u.s. sales of sam's are smart phone models. >> the ruling comes after a apple award more than a billion dollars in damages after a jury found sam's song at copy critical features of the iphone at ipad. >> earlier this year, and out for your call the jury 105 billion award a slap on the wrist. >> in turn, some argue that apple will try to tie them up in courts from the war rather than competing with it head on. >> san jose andzipcar announce a new deal that will allow 15 newzipcars to be part for free at city of lots downtown. >> to otherzipcars are already part in a nearby private lots. >> the pilot program, meant to encourage low-cost ride sharing in downtown san jose, was approved by the san jose city council reuter this year will offer a party for to 40 of the cars to bring real vehicles for up to 18 months. >> aaa expects a slight increase in the end of the year holiday travel. nearly 12 million californians are expected to erode our christmas and new year. that is up to% over last year. >> 10 million of those travelers will be on the road. >> near a millio
as secretary of state.said she withdrew herself from consideration for the position. rice is currently the u-s ambassador to the united nations.and has been harshly criticized by some prominent republicans for her response to the attacks on americans in bengazi back in september. now.rice has removed herself from the process.saying she was saddened that we've reached this point.and she did not want to go through confirmation hearings that were going to be "very politicized." president obama says he deeply regrets the unfair and misleading attacks on susan rice. we're getting lots of reaction to this story here on our kron0-4 facebook fan page. now they say that the senator john kerry is the favorite. and we are giving a lot of reaction. and you can join the conversation of we will be right back after this. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>jacqueline: is already 40's in some locations with widespread 30's with a frost advi
of the u.s. after the connecticut school shooting. walmart says it sold out of semi-automatic rifles in five states budding -- including pennsylvania, kansas and alabama. experts say some people fear it will be harder to buy guns if tougher gun control laws are passed. >>> first lady michelle obama wrote a letter to the residents of newtown, connecticut, titled holding you in our hearts. "as a mother of two young daughters, my heart aches for you and your families. like so many americans, i wish there were -- there was something, anything i could do or say to ease your anguish ." the gun violence tack force led by the vice president is already hard at work. janet napolitano and eric holder joined law enforcement leaders from across the country yesterday in washington, d.c. their goal is to create solid policy proposals for the president's push to change gun laws after the newtown, connecticut mass care. >>> the federal government wants to -- massacre. >>> the federal government wants to close down the harborside health center. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical
. cñ >> in u.s. veteran is cleared business. in his late 20s to early 30s. length wavy hair. journalist. a u.s. marine veteran is free from a mexican prison in time for christmas. in august john hammer tried to cross the border with an antique gun. he was hoping to go hunting in costa rica. >> it is an after to r prepares, creek for the christmas holiday. >> hammer declared the weapon on his customs form. mexican officials put him behind bars. they said the barrel was one inch too short. and that turned it from a hunting weapon to a sawed off shotgun. his family is calling hammer's release a christmas >> "we all prayed for with them." >> hammer served tours with the marines in iraq and afghanistan. mexican authorities released him because they said hammer had no intent to commit a crime. he's now headed home to celebrate with his parents >> some lucky people in spain are celebrating winning spain's cherished christmas lottery. the lottery is the world's richest.giving out 3-point-3 billion dollars in tax-free monetary prizes. that's in u-s dollars. unlike lotteries that generate a few b
while barring sales of some two- dozen, older samsung products from sale in the u.s. >> expect to see some changes to instagram and twitter. previously, when instagram users tweeted about their instragram photos... the image would appear inline with the tweet. now, those inline images are cropped and improperly formatted in mobile apps. according to instagram, going forward the images will cease to exist at all in any twitter product. according to instagram founder... the photo app giant wants to establish itself as an entity that exists outside it's smartphone apps. >> the video game "call of duty black ops two" has crossed the one-billion dollar mark in sales. that's according to game maker acti-vision. the game hit the milestone just 15 days after its launch back on november 13th. last year's "call of dutt modern warfare three" hit the billion dollar mark just 16 days its release. after a long period of closed testing... microsoft is releasing its social network called "socl" it's a search-meets- social networking website that looks more like pinterest than facebook. it was only av
capable of reaching the u.s. >>> one part of the rocket fell into the yellow sea another into the east china sea and a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines about 2,000 miles away. >>> 4:43 now. how about a look at weather? it's going to start looking like christmas around the bay area. >> i like that cold air white christmas at least on the mountaintops. maybe a dusting of snow. very cold temperatures as the system drives in from the gulf of alaska. hi-def doppler shows showers right now and that's what we'll see to throughout, more nuisance showers throughout the morning but you can see a good cell along the peninsula to daly city, pacifica heavier rainfall very shortly. and you're going to see this sporadic showers throughout the morning hours, the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm and, yes, maybe even a couple of snowflakes over the mountaintops. look at the cold front swinging through behind that. you see all those cold clouds? those continue to drop on through at least through the morning hours. temperatures fairly chilly in the 40s. even with cloud
injections of convicted capital murders in 2012. >> a federal judge denied a legal request by apple to ban u.s. sales of sam songsungs smart phone models. >> the ruling comes after apple was awarded more than a billion dollars in damages after a jury found samsung has copy critical features of the iphone and ipad. >> earlier this year, an apple lawyer called the jury's 1.5 billion award a slap on the wrist. >>. at the the kron 4 news stock feel is in new town connecticut covering the tragedy at sandy hook elementary. >> it is a topic dr. phil tax today at 10, look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, re
. >> vicki: the stores may seem busy - but new numbers show u-s holiday retail sales growth is the weakest since 2008. according to the report - holiday sales increased just point-seven percent. less than a quarter of what was expected. superstorm sandy - along with the looming fiscal cliff are being partially blamed for the decline. >> vicki: if you got a new gadget this year that will replace an old one you may be wondering what to do with that old phone or tablet. recycle it or sell it kron 4's tech reporter gabe slate shows you how to get top dollar for your used gadgets or how to properly and safely help the environment by recycling your old device. >> the quicker you or sell your old, used a device the more money will get for it. new products are constantly being released and your used devices will not last long. every month you wait the less valuable if is. priceonomics.com tiepin what you are selling and they will keep you a price range. there are a ton of catches out there, but it can be intimidating online. however, there are three that i would recommend they are legitimate. you
in the u.s. and the u.k. and canada. >> some showers still. that is right james i put into motion you can see exactly which direction the shower is moving. we are seeing the abundance of the heavy rain sitting off the coastline. that is offshore. we have been contending with wet weather in the north bay for some time. santa rosa has received over an inch of rain in the past 12 hours alone. >> said a look at the yellow on your screen over the bottle and the 1 1/37 interchange. take a look at rain fall rate see how much is currently falling in your neighborhood. >> flirting with and half inch in sunspot again it depends on where you're located. heavy rain for portions of 101. you can see in windsor heavy rain right now not to bad in santa rosa. they are catching a bit of a break. seeing rain in the richmond district. the sunset and acting as a specific site. a portion of the downtown area in san francisco is contending with rain. >> off a lot of the surface streets is affected. market street, a very boulevard, sunset boulevard, at 19th avenue headed out of the city. >> we will continue to s
this morning, on u.s. 50 to south lake tahoe it begins at twin bridges. controls on interstate 80 over donner begin at kingvale. >> eastbound on i-80, they did encounter a lot of snow until they got here near cisco grove. many drivers like steve decided to chain up before they were required to do so. >> this is my first time putting chains on. >> this is actually some of the faster traffic. as you can see. it's not moving that fast. >> i don't have a four-wheel drive vehicle so i have to chain up. >> ken's dog may find the chaining process fascinating but not everyone was excited. >> i'm getting tired of it. >> despite the rough ride, most agreed now is the time to get the hard part out of way to clear the path for a fun weekend. >> katie: storm is causing problems for travelers, as well. yesterday, at sfo, flights were cancelled, others were delayed for hours. plenty of passengers frustrated there. for up to the date information on flight cancellations and delays, just go to the flight tracker on the front page of our website at abc7news.com. this is the flight tracker at its peak today, che
the u.s.. this is just one ofmore than 30 reported tornadoes that touched down -- touched down christmas day. >> on the ground for over a minute. >> reporter: this one roared through mobile, alabama, tearing down parts of a church and downtown businesses. another twister hit pearl river county in mississippi, peeling back walls of homes. there were some injuries reported, no deaths. >> judging from some of the damage we've witnessed today, it is a miracle that no one was hurt any worse than they were. >> [ inaudible ] >> reporter: further east in the state theresa and her boyfriend took shelter inside their truck. >> started jerking us and spinning us. >> reporter: the same fast moving storms brought blizzard conditions to parts of the country's mid section causing a 21 vehicle pile-up in oklahoma city, the system is heading east bringing treacherous conditions on the day after christmas, often a 4y enough of a threat for some in chief land to stock up on supplies. >> i've -- in cleveland to stock up on supplies. >> get what we need and go home i am >> reporter: the stormsjnb,p are blame
. and she tried very hard to help her kids. >> sad day four? >> very sad. very sad. >> u.s. officials will investigate the crash that killed her and 6 others. there will be a preliminary report within 10 days. >>> a man was hit and killed by a truck in san francisco yesterday. it happened around 2:30 at market and bill streets. police say the truck driver is cooperating with investigators, who are still trying to determine exactly what happened. it comes as san francisco kicks off a traffic safety campaign this holiday season. it's called "what's the rush?" it encourages people to be more aware of their surroundings. >>> the burlingame school district will meet tonight to consider a plan to reopen hoover elementary school. the school has been closed since the early 1980s. neighborhood residents are concerned that opening the school will have a major impact on traffic bringing 250 cars to the area twice a day. >>> monterey bay residents want to know what drove thousands of squid to beach themselves. thousands washed up yesterday along a 12-mile stretch of shoreline from aptos to watson
wall state stocks have gone up the dow at 38.1200990. close to the 15,000 mark. some firms in the u. s and the service industry expanded at a faster pace in november. orders pick up we have reports that hiring slow in the month of november. stocks on the positive side at early trading. we will take a quick break and be back in just a couple of minutes. when we come back we will get that update from erica on the weather. storm tracker 4 on your screen as darya mentioned george is falling hot spots. a really bad when the berkeley area for interstate 880. and one in seven to go will have details on that worsen first is on interstate 80 where traffic has been jammed all morning long. we have three separate accidents in the westbound direction the most recent of which will be tying up lanes at gilman. the drive time for 67 minutes would stop and go conditions beginning before highway 4 in the westbound direction. fairly slow ride this morning. your ride from san francisco has been jammed. we have numerous accidents and still have a number of stalls on 101 and 280. mostly now it is flooding
lawsuit. apple won the first round in august, when a u=s district court judge ruled that samsung would pay apple over a billion dollars in damages. that's not enough for apple our tech reporter gabe slate is here. case? >> 1.0 $5 billion was the verdict earlier this year. apparently that was not enough that hearing is still going on and the san jose and the judge said that she is likely to reduce that $ 1.05 billion.. fine... with her belief that the jurors could have underestimated the danger is implicated. the details of the verdict in the month of august. nothing has happened yet samsung has not paid one penny to apple. they have appealed this decision in hopes of a mistrial. the judge will have to decide if it is a mistrial or not. most likely it will not be and to go forward. however, it could be appealed. we will have to wait and see. otherwise, they are going to wait and see weather or not ... one thing i would like to mention is how consumers could be impacted. if samsung products could be prices are released. that is not unlikely but possible. let me show you video these samsung v
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